The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game.

You will make a choice that does not matter

You will follow a story that has no end

You will play a game you cannot win's actually best if you don't know anything about it before you play it :D

TSP does not actually require Half Life 2 on PC, only the Source SDK which should download automatically when you start the game. On Mac, HL2 is required.

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22 comments by Cakebread on Oct 20th, 2013

The Stanley Parable is available for purchase RIGHT FREAKING NOW!! Through launch week the game will be 20% off!

4 years in the works, and we're finally here. Thank you everyone for all your love and support, it means more than I could ever say.

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The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable v1.4 for Mac OSX

Jan 17, 2012 Full Version 39 comments

This download conveniently installs and launches the Mac OSX version of the Stanley Parable v1.4. Half Life 2 is still required.

The Stanley Parable v1.4

The Stanley Parable v1.4

Nov 9, 2011 Full Version 162 comments

The Stanley Parable v1.4 release for PC. A remastered, smoother version of the original game. Includes a number of bug fixes, captions for seven languages...

The Stanley Parable for Mac OSX

The Stanley Parable for Mac OSX

Aug 25, 2011 Full Version 16 comments

This download conveniently installs and launches the Mac OSX version of the stanley parable. Half Life 2 is still required.

The Stanley Parable v1.3

The Stanley Parable v1.3

Aug 5, 2011 Full Version 30 comments

Version 1.3 trims the file size down to under 300mb, and updates the readme for instructions on installing without HL2 as well as installing on Mac OS

The Stanley Parable v1.2

The Stanley Parable v1.2

Jul 31, 2011 Full Version 33 comments

The latest update to The Stanley Parable, uploaded 7/31/11

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fabian798 Nov 29 2011 says:

dat voice

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MarnaxCBRM Nov 28 2011 says:

A very eerie mod. Many of the endings are incredibly meta, and the voice acting is suberb.

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Dexxx Nov 27 2011 says:

It does have an end... It was so short that it sickens me. Lol. I liked it too.... The narrator really gets into your head if you make the wrong decision. And he's right 0.o

All and all, 9.5/10

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JuSTiNX Nov 11 2011 says:

That guy's voice is mighty fine.
and this mod is amazing.

def. something unique.

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buttward Nov 7 2011 says:

Strange mod but it is interesting.

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Gandbon Nov 5 2011 buried:


igot an idea for an ending. the nuke part u noclip the narrator says u little cheater then if u go up u get shot by an sniper

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Res1 Oct 29 2011 says:

*pulls out his spoon* Remember :3

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AniCator Dec 1 2011 replied:

*confused* Matrix reference? How does that relate to TSP?

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TheUnbeholden Nov 27 2011 replied:


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DoktorHaus Oct 25 2011 says:

Well, I'm glad I made a point to avoid the comments section before playing. This was a very funny, intriguing mod that I enjoyed quite a lot. In fact, I played it through around five times just to see all the outcomes. Loved the basement conversation, though I was disappointed that trying to work around things by noclipping or spawning weapons had no special consequence. xD Definitely an existential game, fantastic work.

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Highest Rated (31 agree) 10/10

This is an exceptional mod. Beautiful narration.

Aug 4 2011 by alemanders

Lowest Rated (10 agree) 4/10

it seems that i am the only one who doesn't like this map, (it's not a mod). I played both endings, and also did take the right door in the middle of the map, and again both options that are given there. So, i played it fully through. When i first read a lot of comments and reviews about this single small map i was really interested to see what people where talking about. What was it that made them all give this map a rating of nines and tens (9/10). But ones i played it i thought i missed something…

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